Foundations in Assistive Technology Course 2021

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Enable Ireland's Certified Foundations in Assistive Technology is a 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) course accredited by Technological University Dublin, through the College of Engineering and Built Environment. The course is delivered via 11 webinars on the Microsoft Teams platform and Moodle. In total, the time commitment is 100 hours: 21 hours via Teams and 79 hours of self-directed learning which includes completion of your course project. You will get the chance to hear from, and interact with, national and international AT experts, AT users and professionals working in the field. We will also use Teams to support group work, problem solving and case studies throughout the course.

Assistive Technology is a broad and fast-evolving area and this Foundations course is designed to equip professionals, AT users, families and caregivers with up to date and relevant information that will serve as a strong basis for supporting all who are already using, or could benefit from using Assistive Technology. Our goal is to support your learning throughout the process. Past participants have highlighted the benefit of group discussion, hands on opportunities with a range of Assistive Technologies (you will have full membership of our internal AT Loan Library for the duration of the course), and engagement with expert AT users.

We offer all of these resources to you as part of this course, and we welcome your feedback as you advance through the course. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any particular queries or concerns about your participation or about navigating through the course itself.

  • MODULES:- Computer Access and Accessibility Features, Augmentative Communication, AT for Leisure, Environmental Control Systems, AT Assessment, Powered Mobility, Educational Software, Funding and Legislation, Integrating AT into the curriculum, workplace and much more.
  • OBJECTIVES:- To provide course participants with the skills and AT knowledge that they require, to ensure that AT users and potential AT users are central to the decision making process;
  • to increase course participants confidence in their own AT skills;
  • to provide course participants with an understanding of the tools and processes that are required to support AT users;
  • to de-mystify technology;
  • to promote best practice and encourage the development of online discussion groups post course.


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PROJECT SUBMISSION BY 30th November 2021

Cost: €900.00 (*Participants must attend all live webinars, participate in online forum and group activities, and complete a course project to be eligible for accreditation*.


You will need a debit/credit card to pay for/complete the enrolment process.

Last date for enrolment is 2nd September 2021


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